A friend of mine asked me take a look at her PM-1200. She was using it as a PA amp in a club, and it failed with copious smoke.
I opened it up, and it looks to me like the power transformer is fried - some of the windings look blackened. When I power it on, nothing happens, except there are soft crackling/popping/ticking noises from the power transformer itself.
Now, I'm not bad with tube gear, and I've had some success repairing solid state amps, but I found the manual and schematic, and clearly this thing is a little out of my league, so I'm hoping for some good advice from the collective wisdom here. I'd appreciate any answers to these questions....
Is this even repairable? Are parts available? How much beyond the transformer is likely to be toasted?
If it's repairable, is it worth it?
Is it something someone like me (with substantial general electronics knowledge but no experience with Carver designs) could repair, or is this strictly for the Carver specialists?
Is it worth anything in its present condition? Are there Carver enthusiasts who would want to acquire it on the cheap with the hope of repairing it themselves?
Or is it just e-waste?